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PlanetGoodness: Commerce with a conscience?

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A group of marketers and a former TradeMe exec have joined forces to launch PlanetGoodness.com – a website where shoppers can buy green/ethical (or 'planet positive') products and support Kiwi charities at the same time. More …



Green office guidelines in the pipeline

Government-backed ecolabelling organisation Environmental Choice is finalising a specification to allow complying offices to display a badge proving they operate in a sustainable way. More …


World-first solar power project lights up Tokelau

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The energy crisis in Tokelau is over. This week the island was freed of its dependency on fossil fuels as Mount Maunganui company PowerSmart completed a world-first solar renewable energy project, officially making Tokelau 100 percent solar powered. More …




A green insurance option for businesses

Environmentally-conscious business owners and schools can now buy peace of mind with an insurance policy that covers five-star green standard reconstruction – a first in New Zealand. More …






Franz Josef tracks prove a winner

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It's a winner: The Franz Josef Glacier cycling and walking tracks in Westland Tai Poutini National Park have scooped the New Zealand Local Authority Traffic Institute (TRAFINZ) award for Leadership in Sustainability. More …